Stacey Johnson - Blue Dog - CHARITY FUNDRAISER
7" x 3" x 5"
Terra Cotta, glaze
Per Stacey's request, the proceeds from the sale of this work will go to AAVA (Animal Aid for Vermillion Area). We greatly appreciate her kind heart and willingness to help those in need. After Hurricane Laura devastated the area, the AVAA needs more help than ever.
To date, Animal Aid for Vermilion Area, a non profit 501(c)3 animal rescue organization established in 1995, located in South Louisiana, has helped rescue thousands of animals.
AAVA has worked through numerous natural disasters, including hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the floods of August 2016. In the aftermath of Katrina, they helped unite people with their pets and saved cattle from drowning and starving.
AAVA also helped pass the Pet Evacuation Bill that keeps service animals and pets from being left behind during a disaster.
AAVA has been helping animals and their owners for over 20 years, and one of their goals is to rescue and rehome as many animals as possible from the local Animal Control facility, a high kill pound with no adoption program.
Stacey Johnson is a native of Yazoo City, MS. She grew up playing in cotton trailers, making mud forts, and riding horses. After circumventing the globe, she landed once again in the deep South and now lives and teaches on the Gulf Coast.
Her work is a nod towards storytelling, spontaneity, and mark making in clay, and her greatest influence is the work of outsider artists, most notably those of rural America.
Stacey holds an MFA in ceramic sculpture from The University of Georgia and a BFA from Loyola University. She is a two time recipient of a Mississippi Arts Commission artist fellowship and was recently awarded the 2020 Visual Arts designation by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters.